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Hackers, Ultra-Truth, and Tool Checks

A look at the classic film Hackers, why it's much better than you think, and how it's depiction of hacking can provide an ultra-truth for 5e tools checks.
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Scholastic Exploration and National Treasure

Happy 4th of July! Today, let's talk about how stealing the constitution is a great model scholastic exploration in tabletop games!
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Seven Magical Ranged Weapons That Aren’t Bows

If you are like me, you love ranged weapons - but are tired of bows. If so, check out these seven magical ranged weapons for D&D 5e that aren't bows.
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Misread Magic #2 – Arcane Gait, Bear, and Feather Flail

The second entry in Misread Magic terribly misreads arcane gate, fear, and feather fall. What sorts of things happen when you do so? Magic, that's what.
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Relationship Maps and Social Progress

In the comments of this excellent article by Blake Ryan, I speak a little bit about some of the session zero stuff I use in the online game I run. As it turns out, the reason I haven’t yet written ...
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GLOW, Long-form jokes, and Storytelling Payoffs

The second season of GLOW is around the corner, so let's look at a special moment from the first season and how we can learn great lessons for tabletop games from a single, long-form joke.
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Schools of Magic and the Resonance Arcane Tradition

The last remaining class archetype for the continuing series on the Zodiac and the Far Realm. The Resonance Arcane Tradition for wizards focuses on creating crystals through alchemy that resonate with the eight schools of magic. Check out the schools ...
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Misread Magic #1 – Fronds, Magic Mussel, and Musty Step

Have you ever read something and had to do a double take? Of course you have. Now imagine that the magic spell you misread was a real thing. What exactly would it look like? Well, it might look something like ...
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Resource Management and the Starbroker Rogue

A look at some of the math and decisions behind the rogue class, and a new archetype for rogue as part of the ongoing series on the Zodiac and the Far Realm. The Starbroker Rogue is an enigmatic figure who ...
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Hunting Monsters, Fancy Tools, and the Astral Covenant Ranger

A discussion on hunting some monster, and a look at the Astral Covenant archetype for rangers for use with D&D 5e. This is part of the ongoing series on the Zodiac and the Far Realm.